The Fund for Apostolic Works

 

Mission and Apostolic Works of the Philippine Jesuits

The mission and various apostolic works of the Province can be depicted graphically in clusters. Each cluster brings together a number of associated ministries.

 

apostolicclusters The Fund for Apostolic Works

Education:

The work in the field of education of the Philippine Jesuit Province is coordinated by two commissions: the Jesuit Higher Education Commission and the Jesuit Basic Education Commission. The goal is good communications among the various educational institutions and the streamlining of the use of resources, especially Jesuit personnel and lay partners.

Apostolate to Chinese Filipinos:

The challenge of the outreach to Chinese Filipinos is to be true to the Gospel and its authentic proclamation within two cultures, the Chinese and the Filipino. This is part of the mission of Mary the Queen, Sacred Heart, and Sta. Maria Parishes in Manila, Cebu, and Iloilo respectively together with Xavier School, the Ateneo de Cebu, and the Ateneo de Iloilo.

Psycho-Spiritual Formation:

This heading brings together all our institutes and organizations dedicated to spiritual and psychological formation: Emmaus Center, CEFAM (Center for Family Ministry), CIS (Center for Ignatian Spirituality), CLC (Christian Life Communities), and Retreat Houses.

Seminaries:

We guide men preparing for the diocesan priesthood through two seminaries: San Jose Seminary on the Campus of the Ateneo de Manila University and St. John Vianney Theological Seminary located in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. San Jose is a national seminary, i.e. its seminarians come from around the country. St. John Vianney serves primarily the dioceses of Northern Mindanao.

Chaplaincies:

Province Jesuits serve as chaplains at Philippine General Hospital and through the Philippine Jesuit Prison Service at Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.

Rural Parishes

The Province maintains the following rural parishes:

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Miarayon, Bukidnon

Our Lady: Mary, Mediatrix of all Grace, Zamboanguita, Bukidnon

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Culion Palawan

The Bukidnon parishes serve besides the regular residents of the area, indigenous people and poor migrant farmers. In Culion the Parish is involved as well with ministry to the Tagbanuas, indigenous people of Culion, Palawan.

Communications

Through the Jesuit Communications Foundation (JESCOM) and Jesuit Music Ministry (JMM) the Province is pursuing new ways of evangelization through the use of mass media.

Social Apostolate

The Social Apostolate Commission (SJSA) of the Province coordinates the efforts of the Province in the area of social justice. To this cluster belong such organizations as the J. J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues, Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), and the Institute of Social Order (ISO) among others.

Ongoing Formation of Jesuits

The need for formation does not end with ordination. The Jesuit preachers, retreat masters, counselors, teachers, and chaplains need ongoing formation in order to stay on the cutting edge and be able to truly serve the Lord in the constantly changing situations of Filipino society.

Philippine Jesuit Province Involvement

In general, the Province has set up all the above institutes and organizations as separate SEC registered non-profit, non-stock corporations. Wherever possible the various institutes and organizations are to work toward financial self-sufficiency, i.e. to function without financial support from the Province. Although this has been achieved by our major educational institutions, this is not true of many of the other important mission works like, for example, the rural parishes, the chaplaincies, our retreat houses, work with the indigenous population, and engagement with social and environmental issues.

Philippine Province Investment in Mission

Loyola School of Theology and San Jose Seminary

The high leverage investment in the area of mission is the training of leaders for the Church not only of the Philippines, but of Southeast Asia.

Annual Subsidy for some Mission works

Loyola School of Theology to cover shortfall from tuition income   – 5,000,000.00

San Jose Seminary  –  6,000,000.00

Rural Parishes in Bukidnon – 720,000.00

Chaplaincy, Bilibid Prison  – 500,000.00

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan – 200,000.00

 

Total   12,420.000.00

 

 

 

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